The Franco-Mexican Pastry War

When a French pastry chef complained to King Louis-Phillippe that his shop in Mexico was destroyed in a riot, it catalyzed a conflict between the two nations. But the military action of the Pastry War was really about a trade agreements and unpaid debts.

Mexican Statesman and military leader Santa Anna -- © Corbis

Topics in this Podcast: French history, warfare, Mexican history, France, European history, mexico, Latin American history, 19th century